Place:Morbihan, France

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NameMorbihan
TypeDépartement
Coordinates47.917°N 2.917°W
Located inFrance
Also located inBretagne, France    
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Morbihan is a department in Brittany, situated in the northwest of France. It is named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. It is famous for the Carnac stones, which predate and are more extensive than the more familiar Stonehenge.

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Morbihan is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from a part of the Duchy of Brittany. It is the only French department whose name comes from the Breton language.

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